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Address: 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-232-0789
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FREE and worth every cent!!

National Park Service building houses an interesting exhibit plus a very well produced 35 minute film explaining the Acadian settlements.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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South Holland, Illinois
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South Holland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

National Park Service building houses an interesting exhibit plus a very well produced 35 minute film explaining the Acadian settlements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well done film and an excellent walk through museum. Sorry we missed this on our first visit to the area.

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is only a block away from Vermilionville and both places are great educational processes. Start here at the Acadian Cultural Center. See a short movie and then the exhibits that are well done in a timeline. It helps understand how this area was populated and where they came from. A great story! WE had no idea about all of... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was just a very quick stop during a busy day in Lafayette and followed our stop at Vermillionville. Since the two facilities are located so close, if you do one, you surely should do the other. This facility is part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Parks located in Louisiana. We were particularly pleased and pleasantly surprised when we... More 

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Firestone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Interesting and informative. Both the film and the exhibits added a lot to my knowledge of the Acadian history.

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Learned a lot about the Acadian culture from the film and attractions. You don't want to miss this attraction. One of my favorites on our trip .

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

When you visit Lafayatte make sure you put the Acadian Cultural Center at the top of your list! Here at this NPS visitor center you can watch a free 35 minute film about the Acadian people and their history, origins, foods, and culture, as well as the discovery of oil in the bayou. The center also hosts regular concerts and... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

A very interesting Village. Lots of houses to visit going through the different ages, about the bugs and the swamps, water level of the area. Although things to read, there were people to talk to and explain things eg crafts, black/ white culture. A very peaceful relaxing day. A cafe on site mainly doing main course meals, a shame a... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A really nice non-smoking atmosphere to dance and enjoy some great local bands with some really nice fellow enthusiasts.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This center is a must to visit if you have Acadian background. The film was great and sad ... Seeing everything the families faced. The exhibits were very educational and the Staff very helpful and knowledgable. A must visit.

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